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Old 10-30-2003, 04:41 AM   #1
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has anyone here played with wxWindows? Ive got it to work on windows, but im struggling to get it working under linux.

Im using SUSE 9.0 and i think ive installed all the packages i need (i compiled wxGTK with a ./configure, ./make, ./make install). No errors occured when i compiled wxGTK, its just when i try to compile something that references wx.h
Old 10-30-2003, 06:43 AM   #2
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I have not used wxWindows, but do you get link errors? Have you linked in the wxWindows libraries and any other dependent libs?

use -L<path_to_required_libs> -l<lib_name>

And have you added the include path also?

-I<path to include files>

I have wxWindows (GTK version) installed, but have not used it. I see that the shared lib is located (by default) in:


And the header files are located in:


g++ sourcefile.cpp -I/usr/local/include/wx -L/usr/local/lib -lwx_gtk2.4
if you include the include files using the wx prefix, then drop the wx prefix in the include path:


in you code you have: #include <wx/wx.h>
opposed to: #include <wx.h>

then adjust the compile line to :

g++ sourcefile.cpp -I/usr/local/include -L/usr/local/lib -lwx_gtk2.4
Infact /usr/local/include might already be in your search path, so it might not be needed at all..

As a rule, if you want to get good help for any problem, you need to give a lot more info about the errors you have (ie post the compiler output), saves people having to guess whats wrong

Hope that helps..

Last edited by mr_segfault; 10-30-2003 at 06:45 AM.
Old 10-31-2003, 06:09 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply.

I have more details now as im actually sat on the linux box

This is the start of the output from the make command:

mark@suse:~/Documents/Development/Hello> make
g++ -c HelloWorld.cpp -o hw.o
In file included from /usr/local/include/wx/defs.h:23,
from /usr/local/include/wx/wx.h:15,
from HelloWorld.cpp:4:
/usr/local/include/wx/platform.h:85:22: wx/setup.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/local/include/wx/platform.h:88,
from /usr/local/include/wx/defs.h:23,
from /usr/local/include/wx/wx.h:15,
from HelloWorld.cpp:4:
/usr/local/include/wx/chkconf.h:47:9: #error "wxUSE_DYNLIB_CLASS must be defined."
/usr/local/include/wx/chkconf.h:55:9: #error "wxUSE_FILESYSTEM must be defined."
/usr/local/include/wx/chkconf.h:68:9: #error "wxUSE_DYNAMIC_LOADER must be defined."
/usr/local/include/wx/chkconf.h:76:9: #error "wxUSE_LOG must be defined."
/usr/local/include/wx/chkconf.h:84:9: #error "wxUSE_LONGLONG must be defined."

My makefile looks like this:

# Makefile for Hello World

# To execute clean even if a file called clean exists
.PHONY: clean

# Variables
CFLAGS = -O0 -Wall -time # For debug
#CFLAGS = -O3 -time # For release
CC = g++

# Objects to get linked
OBJECTS = hw.o

# Main compilation routine
$(CC) $(CFLAGS) $(OBJECTS) -o $(TARGET) -I/usr/local/include -L/usr/local/lib -lwx_gtk2.4

# Compile objects
hw.o: HelloWorld.cpp HelloWorld.h
g++ -c HelloWorld.cpp -o hw.o

# Clean directory
rm -frv *.o hw

Any help much appreciated!


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